The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Dakota, in partnership with Bismarck State College, is a non-profit, membership organization with a simple philosophy: An active mind creates a sense of mental, physical and social well-being. It's a vibrant learning community of adults 50 years and better who want to continue a lifetime of learning with programs rich in content, shared interests and life experiences.
OLLI started in North Dakota on the UND campus in Grand Forks and also has an active location on the campus of Bismarck State College.
These programs are purely for enjoyment — no tests and grades, or the need for prior college experience — just the chance to join your peers in the joy of learning and the many benefits it brings.
OLLI is funded in part by The Bernard Osher Foundation, which was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected community leader in San Francisco. The philanthropic organization improves the quality of life for mature residents through post-secondary student scholarships, as well as art, cultural and educational grants. Currently the Foundation supports 120 Osher Institutes in 50 states and the District of Columbia.
OLLI Program Coordinator
OLLI in Bismarck